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#26 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

No I don't like James Blunt. That isn't the point. Your title was in poor taste.

#27 ubermum

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

Oh precious petals, get over it. There is an internet hoax every other week. If you google, the first response normally says that whoever is claimed to be dead is not.

#28 Soontobegran

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE (Visible Vixen @ 05/05/2012, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are people who like James Blunt? Who knew?

Hell, I didn't write the article. Don't shoot the messenger an'all...

OK for all the delicate and serious PPs, I'll alter the title.


You didn't write it but you chose to share it. It doesn't matter if you or anyone else likes him or not. He
'may' have a relative or friend who saw it in your pre edited headline.


#29 Berndt TÅ‘st

Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 05/05/2012, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh precious petals, get over it. There is an internet hoax every other week. If you google, the first response normally says that whoever is claimed to be dead is not.


It might be different if it was actually funny in some way. I prefer the Dead Parrot sketch.

#30 Dowager fancie

Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:02 PM

I'm sure his friends and family would have had SUCH a good belly laugh reading that headline, OP. Not.

How bloody awful.


#31 tel2

Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Who did die today though was a member of the Beastie Boys  sad.gif Cancer got him and  he was only 47  sad.gif
RIP Adam Yanuch aka MCA !!!!

#32 Mrs.Brown

Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 05/05/2012, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh precious petals, get over it. There is an internet hoax every other week. If you google, the first response normally says that whoever is claimed to be dead is not.


Yeah there is. Popping it on EB and posting the way the OP did it, trying to be funny, isnt in good taste.

#33 kadoodle

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

You just about broke DD1's heart.  She's loved him since she was 3

#34 Velvetta

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 05/05/2012, 04:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You didn't write it but you chose to share it. It doesn't matter if you or anyone else likes him or not. He
'may' have a relative or friend who saw it in your pre edited headline.


Highly unlikely a relative or friend is reading EB. Anyway, it's all over facebook and other social networks. I was just having fun. How funny it is is irrelevant. I don't find clowns amusing, or fart jokes. But I'll joke about death anytime. I've enough dead people in my life so far to last a life time. Lost my father at birth.

I find the whole taboo of death absurd. Anyway I think he's a rubbish singer. That is all.


#35 Fr0g

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Oh, so it's that 'crazy death taboo' which is the real problem...!

.....nah, still doesn't wash - you announced a fake death on a public forum, you got called on it, we're not precious, you're insensitive.

You lose.

#36 Soontobegran

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Visible Vixen @ 05/05/2012, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Highly unlikely a relative or friend is reading EB. Anyway, it's all over facebook and other social networks. I was just having fun. How funny it is is irrelevant. I don't find clowns amusing, or fart jokes. But I'll joke about death anytime. I've enough dead people in my life so far to last a life time. Lost my father at birth.

I find the whole taboo of death absurd. Anyway I think he's a rubbish singer. That is all.



But VV you posted it in the News section...want to joke then post it in the jokes or miscellaneous thread with your revised title and THEN people may not have responded this way.
I am on FB and haven't seen it all day and it maybe unlikely that he has friends or relatives here but imagine for a moment if he had!

Death being a taboo topic has nothing to do with this, I have seen plenty myself but the once you disregard the fact that death is a sensitive issue to many people then you should expect this reaction.



#37 Imaginary friend

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE
I find the whole taboo of death absurd. Anyway I think he's a rubbish singer. That is all.

Whether he is a rubbish singer or not is irrelevant.

I dont think death is a taboo topic that much, in real life or on EB - there are often threads about funerals, coping with grief etc - and most people dont object to funny jokes about hypthetical people dying - but perpetuating a death hoax about a real person is not funny rolleyes.gif

#38 =Magpie=

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

I did giggle at his album "Goodbye, my Thriller".

#39 franklet

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE
There are people who like James Blunt? Who knew?
Yeah and people who are his family or friends.

Stupider than those who blindly believe what they read are those who think it's cool to re-post it all over the net.

Well gee, if it's all over Facebook (meaning the tools you have in your friends list) then it must be freaking hilarious.

Whatever happened to people using their own minds? I guess those days have passed.

#40 ubermum

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 05/05/2012, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You just about broke DD1's heart.  She's loved him since she was 3

Don't you monitor your kid's on the net?

Good taste, bad taste, who cares. It's the internet. Do you all immediatly believe everything you see on the net?

Edited by ubermum, 06 May 2012 - 09:03 AM.


#41 kadoodle

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 06/05/2012, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you monitor your kid's on the net?

Good taste, bad taste, who cares. It's the internet. Do you all immediatly believe everything you see on the net?


She read the thread title over my shoulder, but thanks for your advice and concern.  original.gif

Have used this as a lesson in "don't believe everything you read"

#42 franklet

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE
Good taste, bad taste, who cares.
Yeah, screw manners entirely, who gives a flying fig about respecting others? F%%k Society! Who's with me? Let's all support an anarchy!


How old are we all again, 16?



#43 ubermum

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (franklet @ 06/05/2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, screw manners entirely, who gives a flying fig about respecting others? F%%k Society! Who's with me? Let's all support an anarchy!


How old are we all again, 16?

FGS lighten up.

#44 Floral Arrangement

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for stooping to a new low OP giving me an "oh no" moment and I am not even a fan.

#45 B.feral3

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

I'm not a fan either but I felt sick yesterday when I read the title of the thread. I even called out to DH to tell him. Glimpsing at the title which said he was 35 and died of cardiac arrest left me feeling sick as this is mine and DH's age.

Of course it only took me a few minutes to realise the hoax but honestly, I didn't get the humour. All it did was leave me feeling a bit depressed thinking that this could have been my DH to pass suddenly and expectantly.

#46 niggles

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

Tt never really occured to me how much these hoax things really upset people. They seem to happen so regularly I take random death announcements with a grain of salt. I did find something really upsetting about a loved one in the newspaper recently. It was rough finding out that way so I imagine that's something like how family and friends of celebrities feel. I take it a little more seriously now. Before I was just suprised anyone ever got away with it for more than a minute. And very suprised when other news agencies pick up and carry the story on.




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